REP. ANGELICA NATASHA CO
BHW Party-list | Member for the Minority, Health,
Economic Affairs, and 12 other Committees
Author, Barangay Health and Wellness Reform Act (House Bill 3985)
One of House authors, Crushing COVID-19 Act (House Bill 6865)
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State of the Nation Address 2020
NEW COMPREHENSIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND CYBERSPACE POLICY ACT NEEDED FOR BETTER GOVERNANCE OF THE TELECOMS INDUSTRY
Mahusay na telekomunikasyon at internet kailangan ng mga health frontliners sa contact tracing at sa pagpapalaganap ng impormasyon at mapagkakatiwalaang datos hinggil sa COVID-19 pandemic.
For stronger enforcement of standards and regulations in telecommunications, we need a new Comprehensive Telecommunications and Cyberspace Policy Act to replace the old laws that government the telecoms sector.
These old laws the NTC is implementing date from the 1930s to the 1990s. We are already in the Year 2020.
We need a Comprehensive Telecommunications and Cyberspace Policy Act which will work well decades into the future and is benchmarked with the policies and regulations prevailing internationally.
My suspicion is, telecoms and broadcast firms are able to game the system because the system is so old and obsolete.
We need a Comprehensive Telecommunications and Cyberspace Policy Act for 21st Century, not for the long-ao Commonwealth Era, Post-War, and Martial Law decades.
Our best engineers, lawyers, industry experts, and forward-looking civil servants should be mobilized to draft the Comprehensive Telecommunications and Cyberspace Policy Act we need. (END)